10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

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Detroit to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in November, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are warmer (61°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation, admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Madewood Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): learn about all things military at USS Kidd, see the interesting displays at Louisiana State Archives, then take an in-depth tour of LSU Rural Life Museum, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at Baton Rouge Food Tours, LLC.

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Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Baton Rouge: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, paddle through the water with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, then contemplate the long history of Acadian Village, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Lafayette. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville and then stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

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Getting from Baton Rouge to Lafayette by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Lafayette are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.